Texas Tea

Joe Straus, the Republican speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, has been targeted by the Tea Party. The anti-Semitic attacks against him suggest not all politics is local.

Tribal Allegiance: The Strange Nexus of a Brooklyn Rabbi and Hedge-Fund King Steven Cohen

A Brooklyn rabbi thought he could swindle hedge-fund king Steven Cohen by playing on his Judaism. It was a bad bet.

Son of Refugees

In the book Stars of David, diplomat Richard Holbrooke considered whether his family’s background led to his career

Personal Revolution

Iranian, American, Jewish: Reflections on a complicated life

Deadly Fictions

The classified diplomatic cables published by Wikileaks are the Pentagon Papers of the pro-Israel right

Old Ways

Soviet Jews survived by gaming the system, so it’s no surprise some felt entitled to fraudulently claim reparations from Germany

National Insecurity: The Case for Jonathan Pollard

American Jews haven’t stood up for Jonathan Pollard. That might finally be changing.

Chuckles

Jon Stewart’s ‘Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear’ was a wasted opportunity for liberals

Monsters Breeding

The foiled Yemeni bomb plot shows why anti-Semitism isn’t only about Jews

Home Front

Is it wrong to build publicly subsidized housing designed for New York’s ultra-Orthodox community?

The Message

Why terrorists from Yemen are trying to bomb synagogues in Chicago

Heads Up

J Street chief Jeremy Ben-Ami calls the plays for the first self-confident alternative Jewish establishment

Full House

If the midterm elections give the GOP more power in Washington, that could actually help Obama’s Mideast peace plans

Spurned

Barack Obama courted American Jews as a candidate, but the relationship is on the rocks

Showgirl

Pro-Israel Congresswoman Shelley Berkley, Democrat from Las Vegas, rides a hot streak

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